WELCOME TO NCBF KIDZ! 

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE

The mission of NCBF Kidz is to partner with you to disciple your children. We place value on supporting your family as you help your child/children learn, grow and walk in Christ. We hope that the below resources will be an encouragement to you while you focus on leading your child/children closer to Christ.


WHAT YOU EXPECT TO FIND ON THIS PAGE

Updated information on what's happening in the Children's Ministry

Weekly Children's Worship Experiences and Bible Lessons

Resources to help you as you disciple your child/children closer to Christ

Ways to connect with other parents

WELCOME TO THE

NCBF CHILDREN'S WORSHIP EXPERIENCE


Hello NCBF Families!


Welcome to a new month here at NCBF Kidz Online! All month long your child/children will learn about

Peace - Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. This week your child/children will learn that we can show we care about others by walking away from a fight, through the story of Isaac found in the book of Genesis.


This month we would love to include your child/children in our Sunday lessons through teaching our memory verse! Please have your child learn our memory verse, record a video and send it to Amaris Jones by email at amaris.jones@newcommunitybible.org or post it on Instagram using the tag @ncbfchurch so that we can save it.

  

APRIL MEMORY VERSE

“So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” 

Romans 14:19


 Don’t forget to download our Parent Cue Card, and Time with God cards below. Our Parent Cue cards recap the Sunday lesson, and our Time with God cards act as mini-devotionals that you can do with your child/children throughout the week!

 

Remember YOU are the best Leader to lead your child/children on their journey of faith!


We love you!

NCBF Kidz

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The Parent Cue Card gives an overview of the lesson, gives you action items to do at home with your kids and provides encouragement from other parents who are discipling their children. Download the card HERE.

This homework assignment provides you with Bible verses and activities that will help your child gain a deeper understanding of God and His Word. Download the homework assignment HERE.

find a safe place for youR child

to learn biblical truths in the

ncbf kidz small group classes

every thursday at 7pm

The purpose of the NCBF Small Group is to create a safe place for children in grades Pre-K-6th to learn biblical truths through Bible story lessons, discuss daily challenges with their peers and to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ through fellowship and guidance from a small group leader. Our small group will dig deeper into our Sunday lessons by focusing on our Orange curriculum "bottom line" for each week.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

As parents, you can approach suicide prevention in the same way you do other safety or health issues for your children; by educating yourself. By educating yourself, you can learn what puts children and teens at the greatest risk for suicide and what you can do to protect them.

Suicide has been in the news and in popular entertainment now more than ever. As a parent, you play a key role in building up your child’s mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health. You can be a key player in your child’s overall health by becoming aware of the risk factors and warning signs, making yourself available to your child, knowing how to practice having a “Caring Conversation,” and by being aware of the help that’s available to you. 


Please take the time to read this email to gain a better understanding and to educate yourself on suicide prevention.

Remember, you are not alone and God has provided you with a community who loves and cares for you and your family. 


-NCBF's Next Generation Team
(Minister Kyle Williams, Amaris Jones and Minister Alex Palmieri)


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please contact the

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


SUICIDE PREVENTION INFORMATION

What You Can Do As A Parent

Warning Signs To Look For

How To Talk To Your Child About Mental Health and Suicide

Resources


WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A PARENT

  • Teach and model healthy habits for mental, emotional, and spiritual health [taking care of your own mental health, talking about it openly, and seeking therapy when warranted]
  • Check-In with your child regularly, beyond day-to-day tasks such as school work      
  •  If your child has a history of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, or substance abuse you should check in with them more closely and consider involving a professional

WARNING SIGNS TO LOOK FOR:


TALK: (If a person talks about)

  • Killing themselves
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Having no reason to live
  • Being a burden to others
  • Feeling trapped
  • Unbearable pain


BEHAVIOR: (Behaviors that may signal a risk)

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Looking for ways to end their life: searching on the internet for methods
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression
  • Fatigue


MOOD: 


  •       Depression
  •       Anxiety
  •       Loss of interest
  •       Irritability
  •       Humiliation/Shame
  •       Agitation/Anger
  •       Relief/Sudden Improvement 


HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE:

  • Don’t Be Afraid: Don’t be afraid to have the conversation! Ask your child how they are doing, what’s happening in their world these days, and what their concerns are. It can be simple by just asking, “Are you okay?”
  • Listen Intently and Without Judgement: Ask open ended questions [those that cannot be answered with a simple yes or no.] 
  •  Resist The Urge to Off Quick Fixes or Solutions: doing so tends to shut down the conversation
  •  Validate and Support Their Feelings: We all want to be seen and heard. Letting your child know that you see them and support how they are feeling can leaving the feeling that they are seen and loved. 
  • Follow Their Cues: “tell me more about that.” “I’d love to understand more about what that’s like for you.” “When he said that/did that to you, how did that make you feel?”
  • For Younger Kids: Use language that makes sense to your child, given their age, development, and what you know of how they think about things. 
  •  If They Don’t Want To Talk: Leave the invitation open for later by saying, “Whenever you want to talk, I’m here to listen and support you.” You could add “I won’t judge, and I’ll never stop supporting you, no matter what challenges you face.”
  • Be Careful: not to use statements like “You should…” or “Why didn’t you…”


RESOURCES:


BOOKLETS:


  • AFSP’s Children, Teens, and Suicide Loss booklet, written in partnership with the Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

WEBSITES:


PODCASTS:







We are so excited to share a new resource with you! New Community's Next Generation Ministries has started a Parent Facebook page just for you! This Facebook page will be:


• A resource to help you lead your kids and/or students closer to Christ

• A community where you can encourage one another in your parenting

• A source to receive all of the upcoming news about what's happening in the Next Generation Ministries


Please click HERE to join our page and post a photo of you and your family using the #ncbftogether.

If you are also on Instagram follow our main church page @ncbfchurch, and our student Instagram page @ncbfstudents.